We have been preparing to go cruising for 22 months – ever since we bought Eurybia after sailing south from Seattle in 2017 in Phoenix. Or for 27 months since we moved aboard full-time. Or you could say that we’ve been preparing for cruising since we came back from Hawaii in 2008 after our “shake-down” […]
Our stories and experiences are documented here. From the thoughts written during the First Time Offshore, to FAQs about cruising, to the humor and angst of day-to-day life while cruising, this is where to find our stories.
This week I have been at my mom’s house above San Jose while Jon and Zoë are on the boat. Jon is working on antennas and bilge pumps and radios and other fun tasks; Zoë is helping I’m sure. And I am sewing bags and covers and awnings, oh my! As I glance over the […]
As we prepare to head to Mexico along the Pacific coast one of the issues that weighed on our minds was the process at the border. You don’t need a visa – at the border they will grant you a tourist visa good for 180 days with just your passport. However, we wanted to get […]
After way more than a year refitting Eurybia we have finally moved on. Not far and not fast, but surely you’re expecting that by now? On Sunday Sept 1, smack dab in the middle of Labor day festivities we left our marina in San Francisco Bay at 6 am on a very foggy day. Our […]
We left Richmond, CA in San Francisco Bay at 600 in thick fog and arrived safely in Pillar Point on Half Moon Bay at 1315 and anchored in lovely sunlight. We were in fog the whole way down – quite scary to go under the Golden Gate Bridge seeing only an occasional glimpse of the […]
We are working hard to leave San Francisco Bay over Labor Day weekend. We have been here a year and a half. I still feel embarrassed when I say that, as if cruising were some kind of speed test, but Jon keeps reminding me that this, too, is cruising. My answer is that if we […]